The Risks of Buying Counterfeit / Fake Goods...


Authorized Homecoming Dress Retailers vs Knock Offs

Unfortunately not all dress websites are authorised retailers. Have you been searching for the perfect dress for a long time and then found your dream dress on another site for much less money? Sadly, as the saying goes, if it seems too good to be true then it probably is! There are lots of websites out there, often based in Asia, that appear to offer designer dresses at a fraction of the cost, but in most cases they are actually offering knock-offs of the designer dresses.

If you purchase a knock-off dress from a unauthorized retailer there is no guarantee that your dress will look like the one in the picture. You will also have little to no recourse if the dress is damaged or not as advertised. So, when you're spending your money on a dress, make sure it's authentic and from a reputable site.

MissesDressy is an authorized retailer of all the designers listed on our site. We have a one to one working relationship with all of our designers and order your dress directly from the designer as soon as you order from us. You can find us listed as authorized retailers on the manufacturer's sites, for example at Jovani, Allure, Terani etc.

Safe Shopping Tips

  1. Check the designer website. Most will have a "Where to Shop" retailer listing. For example, you can find MissesDressy listed in the reatiler section of Jovani, Allure, Terani etc. If the website you have been checking is not listed, there may be a problem.
  2. Check the contact details on the website. A legitimate retailer will have a phone number, a physical address and an email listed on their site. Our phone number is on the top bar of every page if you have any questions!
  3. Special occasion and Bridal stores generally do not give refunds. If the site is offering "no questions asked" refunds on all dresses they may not be legitimate. We do offer exchanges on dresses, but not refunds (excl. special order).
  4. Beware if the site you are dealing with requests a high number of your measurements. Evening wear and Bridal designers base their measurements on 3 or 4 key measurements only.
  5. Pay close attention to the photos displayed on the site. If they have a watermark make sure it is their own. If the photos appear cropped or have the model's heads missing this is also a bad sign.

Remember, your prom, homecoming, sweet sixteen, wedding or formal event is a special occasion and you deserve to have the genuine dress of your dreams! Do some research on the site where you find that dress. Check the 'Policy Page' and contact the site before placing an order. If you're worried at all there should be someone at the end of the phone to answer your questions. At MissesDressy you can use our live chat feature to chat with a customer service associate.

Reputable sites will also have outside links and mentions. For example, MissesDressy is listed in Time Out New York as a Top Secret Shop in NYC. We have also been awarded as an Outstanding Website by top designer Jovani.

Happy and Safe Shopping! Customer Testimonials

It was simply AMAZING ! In my time of need, you guys were prompt in the delivery time also meeting my expectations of the dress ! I was a little nervous about the on-line purchase but not anymore . The service was great by keeping me updated with the status and delivery and even after my event, still do ! I recommended alot of my friends to your site, by the way. You have made my prom night an spectacular one, making many others shocked with my appearance :) My dress was amazing and definately worth the price ! I can honestly say, I WAS THE ONLY PERSON IN MY DRESS AND WITH THAT IDEA OF THE DRESS AS WELL (black and lace Mcduggal). Love you !

- Janelle F.

I want to take the time to thank you and your staff for your great customer service. We received the dress on Friday, April 10 and couldn't be more happy. I was very hesitant about buying my daughter's prom dress online, but after hundreds of miles and hours of shopping, we just could not find anything we liked and initially felt as though buying online was a last resort. But once again, we are thrilled with your company and appreciate the open lines of communication.

- Trish P.

I just wanted to Thank you for all your kind help in getting this dress to me in a hurry. We ordered it Tuesday and received it Friday morning. My daughter LOVES it and it is being hemmed as we speak ready for prom on Friday. So thank you again we will definitely recommend you to our friends.

- Fiona H.

Just wanted to forward you some pictures of my daughter Brittany in her Faviana dress. Thank you all again for making this a wonderful shopping experience.

- Catherine R.

I have to say, the dress was absolutely beautiful and when my daughter put it on, she looked fantastic. Nobody else had the dress. My daughter was the only one. That's what she was hoping for. Your service was great! thank you so much for everything.

- Judith H.

Received the dress yesterday. It is beautiful! Thanks so much for your help and all the special efforts you provided in making it possible to receive this dress in time for my daughter's senior prom. I appreciate very much your willingness to provide such personal customer service to me by keeping me up to date on each step of the process. Your professionalism and courtesy during this process are the very reason I will not hesitate to recommend your website to others.

- Darla M.


Avoid knock-Off sites

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